iPhone or iPad Keep Shutting off? Here’s how to fix it

Are you annoyed with the crashing issues of your iPhone or iPad? Don’t worry; we are here to solve this problem with some troubleshooting guidelines.

 Electronic gadgets are vulnerable to technical or functional faults, and Apple devices are not the exception. Nowadays, some users are reporting that the iPhone and iPad are creating issues, and one of the most occurring issues is the constant shutting down of these devices. If you are also facing such issues, you need to troubleshoot the same by finding the root cause. It might be the internal issue or the problem with your device’s battery.

Here are the instructions to guide you on how to fix iPhone and iPad crashing issues:

Performing a Force Restart

Check your Device properly and try to find the basic cause of the issue. If it keeps shutting down, won’t charge, and still keeps crashing, then you can try force resetting the Device.

Hard reset will help if your device is continuously shutting down or draining battery power because Wi-Fi or cellular data is turned on, rogue processes, etc.

If you want to force reset your device, then follow these instructions:

On iPhone 8 or Above

  • First, instantly tap and release the Volume Up tab.
  • Then, tap and release the Volume Down button there.
  • Now, tap and hold the side button and then release the same once you view the Apple icon.

On iPhone 7 or Older

If you are using iPhone 7 or older, then follow these steps to perform a force restart:

  • Get started by tapping and holding down the Wake/Sleep and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
  • If you have an iPhone 6, or iPad with the Home tab or any other older gadget, then tap and hold down the Wake/Sleep and the Home tab at one go.
  • Keep holding down the buttons until you view the Apple icon on your device’s screen.
  • Wait for some time, and once the prompt screen appears on your device’s screen, release the tabs.
  • Once the iPad or iPad has rebooted properly, then you need to check that the procedure mentioned above was effective or not. If not, then follow the next procedure:

Checking the Latest OS Update

Make sure that your device OS is updated to the latest edition. In order to check your device existing OS recent update, follow these instructions:

  • At the start, go to the gear-shaped icon and then tap on it to launch the Settings page.
  • Then, hit the General tab there.
  • After that, click the Software Update option and then check if any update is pending for your device or not. If available, then update it instantly.

Charging up the Device

In case your battery isn’t responding, or not working even after the hard resetting the device, then put your device on charge and let it charge for some hours without tweaking it.

After an hour or two, take the Device in hand and check if you see a big change in the battery level by percentage or not? If not, it means something is draining your Device’s battery.   In this case, it is recommended to try another option to fix this issue.

Drain your Device to 0% and then Charge

In case the problem is with the battery indicator i.e., the battery stats are not showing accurate battery info on your device. You can try the draining and charging process. To do so, follow these straightforward steps:

  • First of all, drain the battery completely to 0% by using the phone until it turns off automatically.
  • Now, plug the Device with the power socket using the cable or adapter of the same company you have received while purchasing because chargers may differ in transmitting accurate power.
  • Next, you have to charge your Device to 100% and then analyze its performance.

Restoring via iTunes

Follow these steps to restore your device settings via iTunes:

  • At the start, connect your iPhone to a PC or Mac.
  • Then, open iTunes on your device.
  • Once your Device is verified by iTunes, go to the relevant section and then tap the option Back up Now” for creating a local backup file for your device.
  • When the procedure is complete, hit the Restore iPhone option. It will start the downloading procedure for your latest iOS software. It wipes the system completely and then installs a fresh OS on your iPhone.
  • Now, your Device is successfully restored to the initial point when it was working smoothly.

Ava Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, she has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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SATA SSD is Not Listed as the Boot Option? Here are the Fixes

An SSD is a perfect upgrade to a slow or old computer. It provides a better startup and file loading performance. However, what to do if you cannot find your SSD in the boot option and you are unable to boot the operating system from it. It is one of the most disappointing errors that you get when you want to use your SSD as your boot device. It completely prevents users from installing and running OS from the SSD. No matter how expensive your SSD is, if this error appears, you won’t be able to use it as a boot device. You will only be able to use it as a spare storage partition.

If you have also stumbled upon this error while using an SSD as a boot device, do not worry as we are here to help you. In this guide, we will guide you on how you can fix an SSD when it doesn’t appear in the boot option.

Fixes for SSD Not Listed in the Boot Option

Use AOMEI Backupper

If you don’t clone your hard drive to your SSD properly, then your SSD might not appear as a boot option while starting up. In order to get rid of this problem, you should first ensure that you have cloned your hard drive to the SSD correctly.

To do so, you need to use an effective hard drive cloning software. AOMEI Backupper is one of the best tools to clone your hard drive perfectly.

You should first download and install this tool to your device and then clone on your hard drive to your SSD carefully. All you will need to do is, follow the instructions provided by the tools on your screen to clone your hard drive.

Once you have created a complete backup of your hard drive, please move it on your SSD. After that, your SSD should appear in the boot options.

Configuring BIOS

The unconfigured BIOS settings may be causing your SSD to not appear in the boot option. Here is how to fix the incorrect BIOS settings:

  1. On your device, please open the BIOS settings. You may enter into the BIOS menu as you normally do.
  2. Once you are in the BIOS, please make sure that CSM is enabled.
  3. Make sure SATA mode is set to AHCI.
  4. Now restart your device and see if you can boot your SSD.

If you are still not able to boot your SSD and it does not appear in the boot option, then please follow the next method.

Boot PC With Only SSD Connected

 When you remove the primary hard drive and keep the SSD connected to your device, you may be able to fix the issue and boot from your SSD perfectly.

 Here are the steps to make this happen:

  1. First remove your computer’s power cord from the power outlet.
  2. After that, open the CPU box.
  3. If you are using a laptop, then turn it off and open its cover.
  4. Once you have unboxed your device, detach your hard drive and only leave the SSD connected.
  5. Now turn on the PC and try to boot it from the SSD.
  6. See if the “SSD is not found as boot option” error is gone.

These were some of the tried and tested solutions to fix the problem where SATA SSD is not listed as the boot option.

Ava Williams is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

Source : SATA SSD is Not Listed as the Boot Option? Here are the Fixes

How to Set Up and Use YouTube’s Parental Control

Do you know that YouTube has parental controls to let you control what your kids can access or watch while using YouTube? The parental controls on YouTube is a perfect solution to keep your kids safe from unsuitable content. You will be able to keep track of your kids YouTube usage and keep an eye on what they are watching even when you are not with them.

YouTube is one of the best video streaming platforms up to now. It has both free and paid streaming content. Both users and content creators can share engaging videos on the site.  Despite the fact that it is one of the best video streaming services, it can be full of danger for your kids when you are not with them.

In this article, we are going to show you how you can set up and use YouTube Parental Controls effectively.

Turn on YouTube Restricted Mode

The restricted mode in YouTube is a part of its parental control features. If you want to block sensitive, violent, and other adult or harmful content, you should enable it. When the restricted mode is enabled, your kids would not be able to watch any adult videos. Even YouTube itself will not recommend any adult videos. 

The restricted mode will filter out all adult and harmful content from YouTube search results as well as from its recommendations. All videos that YouTube community flags as inappropriate will be blocked entirely.

Here’s how you can enable this mode:

  1. First and foremost, navigate to the YouTube website on your web browser.
  2. Then sign in to your YouTube account and make sure you are on the home screen.
  3. Now click on your user profile icon from the top right corner, next to the bell icon.
  4. Then head to the restricted mode from the lower of the menu.
  5. Enable the restricted mode by turning on the switch located next to the Activate Restricted Mode.
  6. Now select “lock restricted mode on this browser”. This will completely block users from turning off the restricted mode. It will add an extra security layer to the restricted mode, and your kids will not be able to disable it.  As a result, they will not be able to access any adult content on YouTube.

After that, YouTube will reload, and you will notice that all adult or violent content is now blocked from YouTube. Now you can relax and leave your home without worrying about your kids. 

Enable the Safety Mode for Smartphone Users

Keep in mind that restricted mode has a different version for mobile devices. On mobile devices, it is named as safety mode instead of restricted mode. Let’s learn how to enable safe mode in YouTube mobile app to keep your kids out of adult content:

  1. First of all, browse the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android phone.
  2. Then make sure you have logged in to your Google account.
  3. Now click on your user profile picture from the top-right corner.
  4. Next, head to settings.
  5. Click on restricted mode filtering.
  6. Strike the slider button located in the front of the restricted mode.
  7. Now press the X button on the top of your screen to close the settings.

Next, YouTube restricted mode will remove all the inappropriate content from the app.  From now on, your kids will not be able to access unsafe videos.

That’s all you need to do to enable restricted mode on YouTube to keep your kids safe.  However, it is not completely  accurate, and sometimes YouTube might recommend inappropriate videos to your kids even when this mode is enabled.

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

Source : How to Set Up and Use YouTube’s Parental Control

Windows 10 PC Won’t Complete the Formatting? Here are the Fixes

In this article, we will discuss the reasons behind the “Windows was unable to complete the format” error, along with the various practical ways to fix it. If you have a Windows 10 PC and are unable to format a USB drive because of this error, then read on and follow the fixes mentioned below.

Launch a Check Disk Scan

You should follow the steps provided below:

  1. Hold the Windows and E buttons simultaneously to launch the File Explorer.
  2. Thereafter, connect the flash drive to start scanning the USB port.
  3. You should select the ‘This PC’ icon over the desktop.
  4. Then select the flash drive and right-click on it to launch its menu.
  5. Go to the Properties option.
  6. You have to choose the option of Tools and click on OK.
  7. You will see a screen which says, ‘You don’t need to scan this drive.’
  8. You should start a manual scan by choosing the option of ‘Scan and repair drive.’

Format the USB Drive with Disk Management

You need to follow provided below:

  1. Open the Run prompt.
  2. After that, insert ‘diskmgmt.msc’ into it, and press the OK button.
  3. Go to the USB stick and right-click on it over the screen of Disk Management, then choose the Format button.
  4. You should click on the button of Yes.
  5. Later, you should choose a file system to format the flash storage.
  6. Hit the button of OK to start the format process.
  7. Navigate to the ‘New Simple Volume’ option.
  8. Now, format the USB drive using the ‘New Simple Volume Wizard.’

Format the Drive with Diskpart 

Follow the steps given below.

  1. Access the Win + X menu.
  2. Then choose Command Prompt.
  3. In Command Prompt, insert ‘diskpart’ and hit the Return button.
  4. You should input ‘list disk’ into it and hit the Return key to launch a drives list.
  5. In the Diskpart screen, type ‘select disk n’ into it and hit the Enter button.
  6. However, change ‘n’ with the concrete disk number of the USB stick.
  7. You should input the ‘clean’ command in it and hit the Return button.
  8. Later, insert the ‘create partition primary’ command into the Diskpart.
  9. Now, type ‘format fs=ntfs quick’ then hit the Enter key to format the USB drive via NTFS.

These were some of the potential solutions for the Windows was unable to complete the formatting error.

Robert Hunt is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

Source : Windows 10 PC Won’t Complete the Formatting? Here are the Fixes

Fortnite Season 4: Every Weapon Unvaulted and Vaulted

It’s been a prominent week for the Fortnite as its most awaited season has been released in it. Season 4 of Fortnite has become one of the most popular ones amongst its predecessors, thanks to the arrival of Marvel’s characters, aspects, and themes in it. Besides, Fortnite is a battle royale video game; however, gamers never talk about its weapons or various armaments that are present in it. However, now they need to focus upon them because in the newly updated Season 4, gamers are required to save their victory royale. Thus, in this article, we are going to help the gamers to let them know about all vaulted and Unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 4.

All Unvaulted and Vaulted items in Fortnite Season 4

First, gamers who are not familiar with virtual language quite well need to know the meaning of vaulted and Unvaulted. Players need to know that vaulted items are the ones that have been removed from the game after the inclusion of a new season. At the same time, Unvaulted items are those that have been retained in the new season. Similar is with Season 4 as several new items have arrived in the game through it. Thus, it is quite evident that Epic Games also have various vaulted items. It bothers the players a lot because they are emotionally connected to their companion aka weapon or any essential item that helped them earlier in the game.

Regardless, developers usually alter items whenever they opt to add a new Season into their game. Besides, below we have mentioned the names of all Unvaulted and vaulted items in Fortnite Season 4. Additionally, to help the gamers, we have also provided the name of all the items that have arrived in Fortnite Season 4 for the very first time.

New Items

There are four new items arrived in Fortnite Season 4 and here are their names:

  1. Energy Rifle.
  2. Surfer Board.
  3. Bramble Shield.
  4. Mystical Bomb.

Vaulted Items

Nine items have been extracted from the Fortnite’s world and here are their names:

  1. Stink Bomb.
  2. LaunchPad.
  3. Decoy.
  4. Flare Gun.
  5. Hunting Rifle.
  6. Normal SMG.
  7. Rapid Fire SMG.
  8. Pistol.
  9. Tactical Shotgun.

Unvaulted Items

Eight items have been retained in Fortnite Season 4 from its predecessor and here are their names:

  1. Tactical SMG.
  2. Shockwave Grenade.
  3. Scoped Assault Rifle.
  4. Boogie Bomb.
  5. Revolver.
  6. Bounce Pad.
  7. Pump Shotgun.
  8. Port-a-Fort.


Almost everyone has forgotten that Fortnite is a battle royale video game. Thanks to Epic Games who has added several new pieces of stuff to the game. However, in the newly arrived Season 4, they have added up a victory royale aspect that is necessary to mark victory in Fortnite. Thus, players are again focusing on combat and weapons. In addition to this, players should know about all the unvaulted, vaulted, and newly arrived items in Fortnite Season 4. If you want to know whether your favorite weapon has been extracted or not, read this article.

Players can play Fortnite Season 4 on Nintendo SwitchXbox OnePS4, and PC.

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

Source : Fortnite Season 4

How to Debug Windows Application Errors with Process Monitor

If your Windows 10 application works too slow, crashes suddenly, or has other undetectable issues, then you should try using this free official Microsoft utility known as the Process Monitor. With this, you will be able to diagnose and debug any Windows application errors that might be prevailing on your computer.

Download and Installation

The Process Monitor (ProcMon) utility by SysInternals was introduced in 2006. Apart from diagnosing application issues, it also gives visibility into all the registry keys, network traffic, and file system placements.

ProcMon is the most advanced tool to identify troublesome applications or to have a high-level summary of your Windows PC.

You can easily download the tool from the official Microsoft link, it doesn’t involve any installation, however, you will have to agree to the SysInternals software license terms.

Problem Diagnosis with Windows Process Monitor

Once you run the program, you will see numerous rows and columns populating with entries. You get millions of entries suggesting issues with your PC. Fortunately, you have to ignore the rest and worry about the ones mentioned below:  

  • Process names
  • Process ID (PID): a four- or five-digit number
  • File path
  • Result code: “success,” “name not found,” or “Reparse,” etc.

Step 1: To get rid of the troublesome applications, open the “Tools,” and then “Process Tree.”

Step 2: A dashboard will open up with all the open and running applications in your system. The “Life Time” column in green color usually indicates no issues inside the concerned application. If you are running an updated Windows 10 system, then most of the errors and file health issues won’t trouble you. 

Step 3: Move down to the problem event to select “Go to Event,” then go to the issue. 

Step 4: Once the problem source is identified, start looking for an option called “Filters.” 

Step 5: Select this option to apply the filter. Now, this may take a little longer, depending on the number of entries, a particular filter has. 

Step 6: To narrow down the search, you can also exclude results that do not indicate any trouble with the application. 

Final Troubleshooting

Below is the process for final troubleshooting for the above program. Ensure that you don’t forget to save the ProcMon file from “File -> Save.” This will help you in the future to look into the system concerns.

Saving the file will also allow you to get back to default settings if you want to. You can do so by simply clicking “Reset” in the file. Now, coming to the troubleshooting process, you will have to uninstall the problematic programs. Uninstalling a program is not as easy as it sounds. But ProcMon has made it easy, by a simple right-click on an option called “Search online,” you will be taken to the uninstall screen.

Just click the uninstaller and the program will be removed completely. We hope that you will now be able to trash away all the errors that were making trouble for you.

Alex Clara is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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How to Fix Sound Not Working Issue on macOS?

Macs are often used for watching movies, listening to music, communicating via video or voice calls, etc. Audio is very important, especially when it comes to notifications and alerts. Sound issues are often caused by junk, improper updates, or RAM issues. If you are facing sound issues on your Mac, then here is what you need to do.

Force Shut the CoreAudioD Process

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. Firstly, launch the Finder and go to the left panel.
  2. Then choose the Applications option.
  3. Thereafter, select the ‘Utilities’ option and launch the ‘Activity Monitor.’
  4. Navigate to the Search section, input ‘CoreAudiod’ and then hit the Enter button.
  5. Select the button of X to shut the procedure.
  6. Go to the ‘Force Quit’ button.
  7. Later, open the ‘sound preference’ panel then modify the level of volume.
  8. Now, you should also enter the following command into the terminal to force shut the process of CoreAudiod: sudo killall coreaudiod.

Choose Another Audio Output Device

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. First of all, launch the System Preferences option and tap the Sound button.
  2. Thereafter, open the Output option then choose an output device.
  3. Now, reboot the system and then revert the audio output to internal speakers.

Remove Audio Preferences Files

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. Go to the Finder then go to the following path: /Library/Preferences/Audio.
  2. You should remove each file on the location and empty the trash.
  3. Now, reboot the system.

via a Different User Account

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. Launch the System Preferences section and go to the ‘Users & Groups’ option.
  2. Select the button of plus and add the credentials.
  3. You should choose the ‘Create User’ option and then opt to ‘log off’ from the recent account.
  4. Finally, reboot the system and sign in to the newly made account.

Install the Operating System Again

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. Go to the System Preferences of the Mac and choose the Time Machine option.
  2. Thereafter, turn on the “Show Time Machine in the menu bar.”
  3. You should select the icon of the Time Machine and choose the ‘Back Up Now’ button.
  4. Allow the process to complete. 
  5. Restart the device and instantly after the sound of a startup, long-press the ‘Command-R’ buttons until you see the Apple logo.
  6. Navigate to the menu of Utilities, choose the option of ‘Disk Utility’ and click on the button of Continue.
  7. You should click on the drive.
  8. Reach the toolbar of Disk Utility; choose the icon of Erase.
  9. Select the button of Apply and wait to finish the procedure.
  10. Click on Done.
  11. Get back to the menu of Utilities and choose the ‘Reinstall macOS’ option.
  12. You have to choose the button of Continue and pursue steps shown on the screen.

If you are unable to hear sound from the internal or external speakers on your Mac, then just follow the troubleshooting steps given above.

Ava Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, she has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Source : macOS

How to Fix “Could not Reconnect All Network Drives” Error?

When you turn on your system, you may, all of a sudden, encounter the ‘Could not reconnect all network drives’ error due to various reasons. At times, the mapped network drive may fail to reconnect in Windows 10. So, if you are facing a similar issue, then here are some solutions given below.

Create Windows Wait for Network

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. Press the Windows and R buttons to open the Run box.
  2. Thereafter, insert ‘gpedit.msc’ into it and hit the Enter key to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Then make the way to the following location: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon.
  4. Thereafter, reach the right side and locate the policy of ‘Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon.’
  5. You should double-click on it.
  6. Later, choose the ‘Enabled’ option and click on the Apply button then select the OK button.
  7. Now, restart the PC to apply the changes.

Through the Task Scheduler

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. Firstly, make a folder of Scripts in the system and then paste the PowerShell script.
  2. Thereafter, launch the Task Scheduler.
  3. After opening the Task Scheduler, select the drop-down menu of Action and then select the option of Create Task.
  4. Once you reach the General section, add a name.
  5. Then select the option of ‘Change User or Group’, and choose a user or local group.
  6. Click on OK.
  7. You should mark the option of ‘Run with highest privileges.’
  8. Select the tab of Triggers and press the button of New.
  9. For the option of ‘Begin the task’, select the option of ‘At log on’ through the menu of the drop-down.
  10. Thereafter, click on the button of OK.
  11. You have to click on the tab of Actions and press the button of New once again.
  12. Choose the ‘Start a program’ option through the drop-down of ‘Action’ and input ‘Powershell.exe’ for the box of script/program.
  13. Input the following commands for the box of ‘Add arguments’: -windowsstyle hidden -command .\MapDrives.ps1 >> %TEMP%\StartupLog.txt 2>&1
  14. For ‘Start in’ section, you should enter the PowerShell script location: %SystemDrive%\Scripts\
  15. Later, click on OK to shut the screen of ‘New Action.’
  16. Now, move to the tab of Conditions.
  17. Beneath the Network section, don’t forget to mark the ‘Start only if the following network connection is available’ box.
  18. Finally, click on the option of Any connection and select the button of OK.

Installing the Update of KB4469342

You should follow these steps given below:

  1. Make the way to the catalog of Windows Update.
  2. After that, browse for the update of KB4469342 and download the update for the PC.
  3. Install the update.
  4. Now, restart the PC.

By following the solutions mentioned above, you will be able to fix the network drives related error.

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

Source : Network Drives

How to Create a Gaming PC from a Second-Hand PC

Gaming PCs are just way too expensive these days for some people. They generally cost a couple of thousands of dollars. Not everyone can afford these gaming beasts. If you are also one of those who don’t want to spend a few thousand dollars in a gaming PC, you can build a cheap gaming PC from a pre-owned PC. It would definitely cut down considerable cost.

Let’s learn how to make an affordable gaming PC from an old or used PC.

Building a Gaming PC from a Used PC- Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Finding an Excellent Used-PC

Never buy an old PC from an individual unless you know them in person. Buying a used PC from a gaming nerd might not be a good idea since they will only sell it if it has any hidden technical problem. They always upgrade their PC if it can work for another few months or years.

Most corporations discard their used PCs since they annually buy new PC units that have the latest features and components.  They mostly hand over their old units to the resellers and recyclers at a very low price. Many PC resellers sell these used PCs directly to the customers at a very low price. If you can contact such kind of computer resellers in your region, then you should first approach them to buy an old PC.

Their products are mostly in excellent condition since the working professionals use these PCs with exceptional care. If you can’t buy directly from a reseller, then do visit eBay and look for the used PCs from resellers. You can quickly identify PC resellers in eBay and then contact them in person. Tell them what kind of PC you are looking for and specs you want in a PC. While buying an old PC, you should invest in a PC that has a powerful processor such as Intel Core i7 series. Don’t worry about RAM, hard drive, or GPU as you can upgrade them yourself with ease.

For creating a gaming PC, we recommend you choose any model from Dell’s Optiplex series, HP ProDesk series, Compaq lineup and Lenovo’s ThinkCentre lineup.

Step 2: Collect Essential Details

Before making the final purchase, please cross-check the product details and also make sure that the reseller is authentic. You will need a little hard work here. If you are purchasing from an online store, then you will need to be even more careful. Sometimes the product can be a little different than what you see in the listing. So, before ordering, please contact the reseller and ask more about the product you want to purchase. See the return or replacement terms. Keep in mind that the PSU aka Power Supply Unit should be powerful enough to power your additional CPU.

Step 3: Check Compatibility for Components      

To turn an ordinary PC into a full-fledged gaming PC, you will need to buy extra components such as SSD, Graphics card, and RAM separately. So, before buying a PC, make sure the components you want to buy are compatible with the pre-owned PC you wish to purchase.


SSD is one of the crucial components for converting an old PC into a gaming one. SSDs perform far better than ordinary hard drives. Unlike HDD, an SSD can help a computer to load heavy-duty video games in no time. However, it is not something like you must have to play games even though it is a good thing to invest in if you want your PC to be extremely fast. These storage devices cost almost twice as compared with traditional HDD. A 480 GB SSD will cost you roughly 55-60 USD on Amazon.


It is another performance-boosting component that you must buy. Every high-end PC has a high-quality GPU, aka graphics processing unit. Without it, you won’t be able to run heavy games. If you want to play 1080P or 4K video games on a PC, then you must buy a powerful graphics card. It can be very expensive, depending on how much graphics power you want. While purchasing it, you should carefully investigate whether your PC can run it or not. Please don’t buy a PC, without ensuring whether it can handle an additional GPU or not.    

Step 4: Final Buy

Once you have researched the components and used PCs, it is time to buy them. Just ensure your components fit well in the used PC that you are buying. Once you have validated all stuff, purchase the used pc as well as the selected parts.

Step 5: Installation

When you have your used computer and other gaming components in hand, it is time to open the CPU and install all components carefully. Carefully connect the SSD, GPU and RAM to your computer. If you don’t have prior knowledge about it, then find a good hardware technician near you. He will do it for you. He might take a little fee, but you will get your gaming PC ready without any technical issues.

Final thoughts

Creating a gaming PC doesn’t necessarily require in-depth knowledge if you can research adequately. I hope this article helped you in converting a used PC to a gaming one.

Ava Williams is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

Source : Gaming PC

Essential Equipment You Would Need Before Starting Your YouTube Channel

Before starting a new channel, you need to be sure of the things that you would need and also how you can use them. Being a multimedia platform, it demands high-quality videos and audio. The smart way to go about it is to first go through a list of things that would be required and see if you already have them or not. And once your channel is established, you can decide and go ahead with higher quality equipment.

Here is a list of all the things that you would need before starting out your new channel.

A YouTube Camera

To begin with, you can use whatever camera you have, be it your smartphone or your old digital camera. A good fine-tuned, 4K footage is appreciated but is not compulsory.

The choice of the camera will impact the video quality greatly and a good camera will be your friend through this journey. But you do not have to go the extra mile and buy expensive ones, a simple camera with good quality should be able to do the work in the beginning. A camera will go a long way in your YouTube journey and a good quality camera will definitely help you get better results and consequently more number of subscribers.

Microphones and Audio

The quality of the audio is quite an important feature and for that, you either need a good camera or an external mic.

 Poor audio quality can affect your subscribers and can be damaging for your channel. A decent and inexpensive microphone will be a good investment at the beginning of starting out your channel. Without good audio in your content, your video will lose its value.

Lighting Gear

Good lighting can do wonders for your video. You can make a purchase for a good lighting tool at a decent price or use natural light for your videos.

If you have experience in shooting indoors, you would already be aware of the importance of external lighting gear. You can invest in LED panel lights or softbox lights that are decently priced. A reflector also works for good lighting and you can use it to amplify your video’s visual quality. You do not want a bad light to ruin your content and indoor lights are never enough for shooting until there is an external lighting gear added which will give the added effect to your video.

Tripods and Camera Stands

You will need an external device that will hold your camera and shoot with stability, avoiding unnecessary movements. A tripod will be helpful for you then.

You can choose a tripod based on the device you are using. Some of the tripods are suitable for phones and cameras both so that can be a smarter purchase if you plan to shift devices.

Smartphone Camera Gear

You will find a lot of gears in the market that are specifically designed for shooting videos. You can get detachable audio jacks, tripods, LED lights, lenses, etc.

Using a mobile phone for recording a video is a good decision to make as it will save you some money and give you good results, but to make that recording better in quality, you will need some external devices that can just add up to your video’s quality. You can use an external light, a mic, a clip-on lens to make the zooming better, etc.

To cut down the cost, you can make use of the equipment you already have and add some external devices to enhance your video quality. If you are just getting started, then first invest in the basics, before proceeding to buy more expensive products.

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